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Post by lachatnoir on 20th December 2009, 9:51 pm

My computer has been acting up a lot. Yesterday I had to restore back to a checkpoint (12/16). Seemed to be okay. This morning would not boot and keeps restarting. Can't go to safe mode, or anything. I am having to post this from my other computer. I believe when we purchased this computer (Compaq) 4 years ago it had the programs already installed. I think it is a virus or malware. I was using avast and the program gave me an error about a virus/worm being detected, so I deleted it, maybe that was a bad idea? I don't know what to do. I have been wanting to wipe this computer, but my daughters have tons of pictures and didn't know the best way to save them... Your advice has always been helpful, please help(:

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Post by Doctor Inferno on 21st December 2009, 4:40 am

Hello,

If you have your Windows disc, we might be able to perform a repair of the OS.


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Post by lachatnoir on 21st December 2009, 7:31 pm

No discs. I was hoping I had a recovery disc, but only had one for an old laptop which was Windows 98. There is an option for me to order a recovery disc, since I cannot create one. Takes about a week to get it. Please advise. Thanks.

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Post by lachatnoir on 22nd December 2009, 7:05 pm

Hi,

Was able to restart it. Is this a different partition or the same one? Is there a way to recover the pictures that were saved? Thanks.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on 23rd December 2009, 3:19 am

Hello,

The recovery partition contains the Windows image to perform a repair. Did you perform a destructive or non-destructive recovery?


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Post by lachatnoir on 23rd December 2009, 3:26 am

I believe I did a non-destructive recovery. I still have some programs on there, i.e., Malware, Skype, etc. There were no documents, no music, no pictures.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on 23rd December 2009, 3:32 am

Hello,

Download this file recovery software from here. Run it to see if you can recovery the files.


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Post by lachatnoir on 23rd December 2009, 3:58 am

Hi,

I ran the recovery program, it did not find any jpg files. Anything else I can do?
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Post by Doctor Inferno on 23rd December 2009, 4:20 am

Hello,

I'm afraid there's nothing you can do here.


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Post by lachatnoir on 23rd December 2009, 1:57 pm

Thank you for your help. Smile

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Post by lachatnoir on 23rd December 2009, 9:43 pm

Hi! I founf the pictures during a search, now I just need to figure out where they are and how to get them(:

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